Play These Awesome Day One Games Right Now On Xbox Game Pass

Published: Dec 18, 2021

Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that offers Xbox gamers access to a library of games for a monthly fee. Xbox Game Pass members have access to most first-party Xbox games from day one, which makes it an excellent value for gamers who want to play every major release without being limited by hardware or software constraints. Xbox Game Pass also includes access to multiplayer content and exclusive discounts on PC and Xbox games. In this list, we have included 5 of our favorite day one games that are available for play with Xbox Game Pass.

More than 100 Xbox exclusive games are available for play, including all Halo games (Halo Infinite, Halo 5, Halo Master Chief Collection), ReCore Definitive Edition, Rare Replay, Resident Evil 6, and Forza Horizon 5. With the Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately or bundled with Game Pass Ultimate), Xbox Game Pass subscribers can play online with their friends who are not Xbox Game Pass subscribers in competitive multiplayer modes in supported titles like Fortnite Battle Royale. Some of the best Xbox exclusive content is only available through Xbox game pass including Red Dead Redemption 2 add-ons. This is a great way to get all of your favorite exclusives without paying the retail price.

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The Ascent


About The Ascent

The Ascent is an Action-shooter RPG set in a cyberpunk world that focuses on solo and cooperative play. The Ascent Group, the corporation that Owns You and Everyone Else, Just Collapsed. You wake up from an induced sleep to find that you're no longer on Earth and all the people around you are unconscious. After discovering your true identity as an unwitting test subject, you must fight your way through infected survivors of The Ascent's failed experiments and the powerful mutant mass-mind.

Release Date: July 29, 2021

Available On: Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox Cloud, PC


Back 4 Blood


About Back 4 Blood

Back 4 Blood is an action-packed tactical shooter that requires stealth, strategy, and teamwork to succeed. Encounter zombies swarming different locales by day & night while fighting across five uniquely challenging maps with numerous objectives. Play solo or cooperatively with up to 3 friends locally or on Xbox Live.

Release Date: October 11, 2021

Available On: Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox Cloud, PC


State Of Decay 2


About State Of Decay 2

State of Decay 2 is an Xbox Play Anywhere title, which means that buying it digitally on Xbox One gets you the game on PC too. It's also an Xbox Game Pass title, so if you're an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, you can play it at no extra cost. The game is a zombie survival game set in an open world. You and up to three friends have to work together to survive the zombie apocalypse. The game has a lot of content, including Xbox One X enhancements.

Release Date: May 21, 2018

Available On: Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox Cloud, PC



Gears Tactics


About Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics is a turn-based strategy game with RPG progression, created by the creators of the original Gears of War. Humans are under attack and outnumbered by an evil mastermind who makes monsters; you'll need to lead your squad and hunt down this villain. Through ten missions, you'll travel across the world as you read through short story battles and fight against enemies in tactical combat.

Release Date: November 09, 2020

Available On: Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC


MechWarrior 5


About MechWarrior 5

Welcome to the year 3015! It's a great time to be alive, as humanity now resides in thousands of star systems across a vast area of space known as the Inner Sphere. The golden era of collaboration and development has passed, and people have once again split into competing factions seeking domination.

Release Date: May 26, 2021

Available On: Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox Cloud, PC

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